Three D Radio announcer, Megan Cat (up until recently with her husband, the late Peter Brat) lives in "The BratHaus" a rural seaside home about 100km from Adelaide on South Australia's scenic Fleurieu Peninsula.
Veteran musician Peter, and artist/musician Megan, were long-time DJs on Three D Radio 93.7fm
, Adelaide's eclectic independent music station.
Together Peter & Megan, known as "The Cat and The Brat" created this blog to allow listeners to review the playlists of their radio show, "Technicolour Dreaming" , watch clips of selected songs and simply join them in the enjoyment of their favourite music... psychedelia, 60's garage,
surf, punk/post-punk, pop, folk-rock, glam, 'Krautrock', goth, 80's electro... and much more!
But The Cat is carrying on the tradition, with guest co-presenters, and "Technicolour Dreaming" will continue in the same format, drawing from the huge "Cat & Brat" music collection, with the addition of new releases and reissues to keep things current. The Brat is hugely missed, but the show must go on, as he wanted...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

It was another stylistic and regional meander this week. Beginning with a spot of late 70’s electronic rock from John Foxx’s Ultravox, Suicide and the original Human League, plus a couple of current Adelaide purveyors of similar ilk, Nekkro-Electro and Radio Spectacular, we then ventured into more psychedelic waters, featuring, amongst others, the Dolly Rocker Movement, Colour TV, the Deaths and a track from the wonderful  new Higher State album. Add some songs from a clutch of new releases including the Molting Vultures, the Hives and Major Tom & the Atoms plus a few 60’s singles from the likes of the Seeds before closing with the final appearance of the Lovetones as our ‘Band of the Month’ and there it is... another edition of  Technicolour Dreaming from the Cat & the Brat.....
.....and here is the full playlist.....
Ultravox – Rock Wrok     (7”single 1977 UK)
the Human League – Only After Dark [Mick Ronson cover]     (‘Travelogue’ LP 1980 UK)
Nekkro-Electro – Fiends     (‘Terminal Crazies’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
Radio Spectacular – Tricks Are For Kids     (demo 2006 Adelaide, Aust.)
Suicide – Creature Feature [live]     (‘First Rehearsal Tapes 1975’ – taken from bonus disc with ‘Suicide’ [2nd album] reissue – New York, USA)
the Deaths – Turn for the Worst     (‘Centralia’ 2008 Minnesota, USA)
the Brian Jonestown Massacre – Gaz Hilarant     (‘Aufheben’ 2012 USA)
Les Liminanas – I know there’s an answer [Beach Boys cover]    (2012 France – taken from ‘Mojo: Pet Sounds Revisited’)
the Dolly Rocker Movement – My Heavenly Way     (‘Our Days Mind The Tyme’ 2009 Aust.)
the Higher State – These Things Take Time     (‘Freakout at the Gallery’ 2012 UK)
the Byrds – Why     (7”single b-side 1966 USA – taken from ‘Full-Flyte: 1965-1970’ Australia-only anthology 1990 on Raven Records)
Colour TV – Malacoota      (‘Lisp’ 2006 Melbourne, Aust.)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Bad Blood     (‘Beat the Devil’s Tattoo’ 2010 USA)
Stonefield – Bad Reality     (‘Bad Reality’ 2012 Aust.)
the She-Creatures – Radar     (‘the She-Creatures’ EP 2009 UK)
the Hives – 1000 Answers     (‘Lex Hives’ 2012 Sweden)
Major Tom & the Atoms – Last Dance of the Lizard King     (‘Shake It Till You Break It’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Ashram Poets – Mirage     (‘Corpios’ 2012 Aust.)
the Molting Vultures – Drop In & Go     (album version – ‘Get On Board’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Seeds – Bad Part of Town     (7”single 1970 USA)
the Ron-De-Vous  – Trip So Wild     (7”single 1967 USA)
the Bedroom Philosopher – Sudanese     (‘Songs from the 86 Tram’ 2010 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Lovetones – Journeymen [Anton Newcombe mix]     (‘Dimensions’ 2005 Aust.)   #
       #  “Band of the Month”

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Obscured By...

Obscure music knows no boundaries of time or geography, so neither do we.  All 3 "dots" were together again this week, leading a merry dance through rarely heard Australian tracks, hard to find music from more unusual locales including Tuva and Armenia, along with Swedish and Chinese covers of well known songs - even if the version of Anarchy In The UK neglected to include actual lyrics and maybe came from France rather than China - there is controversy!  Psychedelic, prog, punk, pop, an Iron Butterfly classic performed in throat music style - it's off-centre, it's unusual, it's Obscured By...

Sharon Black – Don’t Hurt Me    (7” single, b-side of ‘Little Church around the Corner’ 1965 Australia)
the Wild Colonials – Roses are Red     (7” single 1965 Aust.)
Millionaires – Please Don’t Mention the Junta     (7” A-side-only single 1977 Aust.)
The Globes – The Girl With the Smiling Hair     (7” single 1981 Newcastle, Aust.)

Spectrum – The Jacket Formerly Known as Prince     (unreleased out-take circa 2011 Aust.) via
Wanderlea – Vou Lhe Contar [the SeedsPushing Too Hard cover]     (7” single 1967 Brazil)

Yat-Kha – In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida [Iron Butterfly cover]     (‘Re-Covers’ 2005 Tuva, Russia)
Manster – Over Under Sideways Down [Yardbirds cover]      (date unknown USA)
the Dragons – Anarchy in the UK [Sex Pistols cover]     {'Parfums de la Revolution' 1982 China/France[?])

Laibach – The Cross [Prince cover] (‘Jesus Christ Superstars’ 1996 Slovenia)
the Lords of Gravity – Where You Gonna Run?     (Aust. demo - included on the CD accompanying “Rumble Skunk, Vol 2 ” fanzine 2009 Greece)
Les Napoleons – Reviens     (‘Les Napoleons a Go-Go’ 1966 Quebec, Canada)
the Allusions – Fever (Burns in My Brain)      (7” single b-side 1966 Aust.)
the Bootjacks – Stoned [Rolling Stones cover]     (live 1965 Sweden - taken from ‘Essential Pebbles 3: European Garage’ )
the Ones – Love of Mine     (7” single 1967 Germany)
Oaksenham – The Way Back Home     (‘Conquest of the Pacific’ 2006 Armenia)
Of the Wand and the Moon – Absence     (‘The Lone Descent’ 2011 Denmark)

Dead Can Dance – The Promised Womb     (‘Aion’ LP 1990 UK)
Autumn – Goblin’s Gamble     (‘Comes Autumn’ LP 1971 Aust.)
the Kinks – Lazy Old Sun     (‘Something Else’ LP 1967 UK)
Orange Machine – Dr Crippen’s Waiting Room     (7” single, b-side of ‘You Can All Join In’ 1969 Dublin, Ireland)
Status Quo – Mr Mind Detector     (‘Spare Parts’ LP 1969 UK)
the Crome Cyrcus – Lord in Black    (7” single 1968 San Francisco, USA)
the Higher State – If At All     (‘Freakout in the Gallery’ 2012 UK)
the Rationals – Respect     (7” single 1966 Michigan, USA)
the Asteroid #4 – Apple Street     (‘King Richards Collectibles’ 2001 USA)
Procession – Anthem     (‘Live at Sebastians’ 1968 Melbourne, Aust.)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

We were joined on Technicolour Dreaming this week by Isomer’s David Tonkin (and his daughter Lara... at age 7, possibly our youngest interviewee yet!) who came in to promote his latest project, the debut CD by Bordel Militaire, a collaboration with a couple of Melbourne experimental /electronic /noise /punk musicians plus a few guests, including Boyd Rice. As well as playing a few songs from the album, David also ‘guest-hosted’, so scattered through the show were songs by such diverse artists as Scott Walker and Les Baxter through to Sabbath Assembly and Areyfu. Of course we also featured our regular psychedelic content, beginning with the Beatles and followed by the likes of a classic single by Hearts & Flowers, an early Bee Gees number [featuring the late Robin Gibb] and a song from the Higher State’s new album, as well as a dash of punk from the Slimeballs and early DouglasP band Crisis, plus lots more before we concluded with the Lovetones, our current “Band of the Month”.
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Beatles – It’s all too much     (‘Yellow Submarine’ LP 1968 UK)
Ghost – Water Door, Yellow Gate     (‘In Stormy Night’ 2007 Japan)
Dallas – I sold my soul to the devil & he told me I was cheap [DJ Fuckitup remix]     (‘Four Top Ten Hits’ EP 2005 Adelaide, Australia)
the Higher State – The Gypsies Graveyard     (‘Freakout at the Gallery’ 2012 UK)
Hearts & Flowers – Tin Angel (will you ever come down)     (7”single 1968 USA – taken from ‘Where the Action Is: L.A. Nuggets 1965-1968’ compilation box-set 2009 USA)
Summer Flake – Run, Run, Run     (‘Summer Flake’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Bordel Militaire – And Sorrow Becomes Him / So Fear the Blinding White Light         (‘Bordel Militaire’ 2012 Australia)
Dead Boomers – Send Flirts & Modify Your Profile     (‘The Pig In The Python’ 2012 Melbourne, Aust.)
Toyland – Trotsky’s Dead     (demo 1983 Adelaide, Aust.)
Scott Walker – Big Louise     (‘Scott 3’ LP 1969 UK)
Sabbath Assembly – Glory to the God on Highest     (‘Restored to One’ 2008 USA)
Bordel Militaire – Coco Loco [feat. Boyd Rice]     (‘Bordel Militaire’ 2012 Aust.)
Les Baxter – Taboo     (‘Caribbean Moonlight’ LP 1956 USA)
Areyfu – Empty Shell     (‘Amethyst’ EP 2011 Aust.)
the Slimeballs – Shake My Ramp     (‘Pigs Might Fly’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Cramps – Garbageman     (‘Songs the Lord Taught Us’ LP 1980 USA)
Bordel Militaire – Midnight at Martini Falls     (‘Bordel Militaire’ 2012 Aust.)
Crisis – On TV     (‘Holocaust Hymns: 1977-1980’ anthology 2006 UK)
the Bee Gees – The Earnest of Being George     (‘Horizontal’ LP 1967 UK/Aust.)
the Lovetones – Across The Sea     (‘Meditations  2005 Australia)   #
       #  “Band of the Month”

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Obscured By...

Again there were 3 DOTS to curate the show, which began as always with a selection of Australian-related songs, paying tribute to Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees and Mal McGhee of the Wild Cherries, Python Lee Jackson et al, who both passed away this week. There was also a selection of Adelaide rarities, including tracks by 80’s bands Toyland and the Iguana Twins, both featuring Annalisa Vague-Hope on vocals, a single from Adelaide footballer Graham Cornes [co-written by the MixturesEvan Jones], plus a track from the Esperanto Rock Orchestra LP of 1973. Add to that a strange group of cover versions by artists with provenance unknown [except perhaps country of origin], finish with Nico and some very cool French 60’s pop [including a favourite from Brigitte Bardot] and you have another edition of what we like to refer to as “Obscured by...”!
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Bee Gees – Craise Finton Kirk, Academy of Arts     (‘1st’ 1967 UK/Australia)
the Bee Gees – Indian Gin & Whisky Dry     (‘Idea’ 1968 UK/Aust.)
the Wild Cherries – Worried Blues     (‘That’s Life’ CD  2007, rec c.1965 Aust.)
Python Lee Jackson – Um, Um, Um     (7” b-side 1966 Aust.)
the Masters Apprentices – Our Friend Owsley Stanley  111     (‘Choice Cuts’ LP 1970 Aust.)
Malik Adouone – Theme from Shaft [Isaac Hayes cover]      ('Orient Meets Funk Brothers and Soul Sisters'  CD 2007 France/Algeria)
Tracy Thornton – Rockaway Beach [Ramones cover]     ('Pan For Punks - A Steelpan Tribute To The Ramones'  US 2005)
Sroeng Santi – Kuen Kuen Lueng Lueng [‘Ironman’ – Black Sabbath version]     (? – Thailand prob early 80s)
unknown Japanese band – Queen medley     (? – Japan)
Toyland – Night Flight Over Palestine     (‘Toyland’ EP 1984 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Iguana Twins – E Song     (‘New Age Orgasm’ compilation LP 1989 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Lounge – Teddy’s Sandpaper     (demo 1980 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Deadly Hume – I Hate You [Sardine V cover]     (‘Assorted Desecrations & Magnificent Mutations’ Phantom Records compilation LP 1988 Sydney, Aust.)
Graham Cornes – I Gotta Girl     (7”single 1977 Adelaide, Aust.)
Humus – Echoes Of The Future     (‘Whispering Galleries’ 1999 Mexico)
the Wallace Collection – Natacha     (‘Laughing Cavalier’ LP 1969 Belgium)
Esperanto – On Down the Road      (‘Esperanto Rock Orchestra’ LP 1973 Aust.)
Here We Go Magic – Caroline, No [Beach Boys cover]     (‘Mojo: Pets Sounds Revisited’ magazine cover CD 2012 UK)
the Beach Boys – Surf’s Up     (‘Surf’s Up’ LP 1971 USA)
Joey Ramone – Rock’n’Roll is the Answer     (‘... Ya Know?’ 2012 USA) 
Tubeway Army – Bombers [orig. demo]     (‘The Plan’ anthology LP 1984 – reissued bonus edition 2012 UK)
Serge Gainsbourg – The Initials B.B.     (7”single 1967 France)
Brigitte BardotContact  (‘Show’ LP 1968 France)
Delphine – La Fermeture Eclair  [version of ‘In the Past’ by We The People]    (7”single 1967 Belgium)
Nico – Henry Hudson     (‘Drama of Exile’ LP 1981 UK/Germany)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

The Cat and the Brat are back... and thanks to 3D compadre Phil J for filling-in for us again at short notice last week! We devoted half the show to Australian bands this week, beginning with the wonderful Go Go Sapiens from Melbourne, before continuing with acts such as Ride Into The Sun, Thee Wylde Oscars and Love Parade, as well as new local band Summer Flake and fondly-remembered 80’s outfit, Toyland. Spreading out to the rest of the globe, we played new stuff from Gravenhurst and King Tuff, plus a song each from two of this week’s visitors to Adelaide, the Raveonettes and the Brian Jonestown Massacre... and of course there was a track from the Lovetones, our current ‘Band of the Month’! These, and more, and it’s another Technicolour Dreaming for your delectation....
..... and here is the complete playlist.....
Go Go Sapiens – Space Garbage      (‘Merman’ 2009 Melbourne, Australia)
Human Don’t Be Angry – Pet Sounds [Beach Boys cover]     (‘Pet Sounds Revisited’ – MOJO magazine cover CD compilation 2012 UK)
Simply Saucer – I can change my mind     (7”single 1978 USA)
Ride Into The Sun – Drown Your Soul     (7”split-single [with the Amcats] 2012 Adelaide, Australia)
the Amcats – Overtime     (mp3 single 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Thee Wylde Oscars – White Light, White Heat [Velvet Underground cover]     (‘Right, Yeah!’ 2010 Melbourne, Aust.)
King Tuff – Anthem      (‘King Tuff’ 2012 USA)
Gravenhurst – The Prize     (‘The Ghost in Daylight’ 2012 UK)
Love Parade – Like Lovers Do     (cd-single 2012 Perth, Australia)
the Lemonheads – A Different Drum [Stone Poneys cover]      (cd-single 1990 USA)
The Left Banke – Pretty Ballerina     (7”single 1966 USA)
Brian Jonestown Massacre – Blue Order New Monday     (‘Aufheben’ 2012 USA)
Summer Flake – Walk the Plank     (‘Summer Flake’ EP 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Moon Duo – Fall-out [Sonic Boom remix]     (‘Mazes – Remixed’ 2012 USA)
the Raveonettes – Veronica Fever     (‘Whip It On’ 2003 USA/Denmark)
the Dolly Rocker Movement – A Sound For Two      (‘A Sound For Two’ EP 2008 Aust.)
the Lovetones – Be What You Want     (cd-single 2003 Aust.)   #

Public Nuisance – America     (7”single 1967 San Francisco, USA)
Toyland – Night Flight Over Palestine     (‘Toyland’ EP 1984 Adelaide, Australia)
    #  “Band of the Month”

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Obscured By...

Two ‘DOTS’, Michael Hunter & Peter Brat, were your guides this week into the murky world of forgotten, rarely heard and simply strange music that we like to play here on 3D Radio in Adelaide, Australia. As always, we began with a set of Australian rarities, this time from the 70’s, including comedian Norman Gunston’s take on punk-rock and the final single from Adelaide’s Vibrants, before throwing in a song which fitted our criteria because it has only just been released and this was possibly the first time it had received airplay – we refer, of course, to the Glenn Cardier track. Some listeners may question how a Beatles b-side could be ‘obscure’, but we played it for the bassline, which we, and an observant listener [Douglas P of Death in June fame], noticed was the same as the Wondermints used in their Abba cover... and it was a b-side! Other rare cover versions were also featured, including one by the accurately named Balsara & His Singing Sitars as well as the recent Scott Walker cover by 3D favourites, Trembling Bells and Bonnie Prince Billy, plus an adaption of a Dylan Thomas poem by Doug Parkinson. Mix in some French language singles, two bands called the Pussycats, one from Norway, the other from Chile, a song by Dengue Fever which was originally a hit in pre-Pol Pot Cambodia, some New Zealand 60’s psychedelia from the likes of the Gremlins and there you have it – another edition of Obscured by...”!
..... and here is the full playlist.....
the Vibrants – I can’t let go of your love     (7”single 1970 Adelaide, Australia)
Tin Tin – She Said Ride     (‘Tin Tin’ LP 1970 Australia)
Ova – Metapelet     (demo 1974 Adelaide, Aust.)
Norman Gunston – I might be a punk (but I love you baby)     (7”single 1977 Aust.)
Mother Goose – I think it’s you     (7”single 1978 Aust.)
Glenn Cardier – Abducted by Aliens     (‘Stranger than Fiction’ 2012 Aust.)
the Wondermints – Knowing Me, Knowing You [Abba cover]     (‘The Wonderful World of the Wondermints’ 1996 USA)
Trembling Bells & Bonnie Prince Billy – Duchess [Scott Walker cover]     (‘Duchess’ EP 2012 UK/USA)
the Carpettes – Radio Wunderbar     (‘Radio Wunderbar’ EP 1977 UK)
Patrik Fitzgerald – Safety-pin Stuck in my Heart     (‘Safety-pin...’ EP 1977 UK)
the Pussycats – Don’t let me be misunderstood [Nina Simone cover]      (‘the Pussycats Story’ anthology 1990 Norway)
the Band of Wynand – Day-time, Night-time     (7”single 1967 USA)
Larry’s Rebels – Fantasy     (7”single 1968 New Zealand – taken from ‘A Day in my Mind’s Mind : vol.2’ compilation 2008)
the La De Da’s – Find Us a Way     (‘Find Us a Way’ LP 1967 NZ)
the Gremlins – Never You Mind     (7”single 1968 NZ)
Morgen – Love     (‘Morgen’ LP 1969 USA)
the Beatles – Rain      (7”single b-side 1966 UK)
Balsara & His Singing Sitars – Strawberry Fields Forever [Beatles cover]     (‘Great International Hits’ LP 1970 India)
Jim Ether – Valleri [Monkees cover]     (‘Monkeys in the Rabbit Hole’ compilation 2010 USA)
Dengue Fever – Tip My Canoe     (‘Escape From Dragon House’ 2008 Cambodia/USA)
Laura Ulmer – Amoureux d’une affiche      (7”single 1967 Canada)
Le Bain Didonc – 4 Cheveux dans le vent      (7”single 1966 France)
Jacques Dutronc – Je Suis Content     (7”single 1967 France)
the Pussycats – No voy a ir a tu fiesta     (7”single 1965 Chile)
the Flying Lizards – Mandalay Song      (‘The Flying Lizards’ LP 1980 UK)
Catself – Alien Vampiress is Fitting In     (demo 2009 Finland)
Nina Hagen – Taitschi Tarot     (‘NunSexMonkRock’ LP 1982 Germany)
Specimen – Dead Man’s Autochop      (7”single 1983 UK)
Doug Parkinson – Do not go gentle... [Dylan Thomas poem/lyrics]     (recorded ‘live’ on Australian ABC-TV show “GTK” 1971 – taken from ‘The GTK Tapes, vol.1’ compilation 1995 Australia)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Obscured By...

We had the first three tracks by the same band under different names.  We had another sad goodbye, this time to Adam Yauch/MCA of the Beastie Boys.  There were rarities that perhaps deserved to be so but we played them anyway (Bucks Fizz, Norwood Boys etc.)  We had Buddy Holly with The Hollies recorded several decades apart, along with very rare psychedelia / pop from all over the place.  Along the way were The Damned covering Jefferson Airplane, and early 70s Japanese girl group Golden Half covering The Partridge Family.  We also had all three "dots": Cat, Brat, Michael Hunter.  The whole playlist is as follows, so you can marvel at its eccentricity!

The Hi-Fi's  Step By Step  (7"single 1960 Australia)

The Cicadas  That's What I Want  (7"single 1964 Australia)

The Gibsons  City Life   (7"single 1967 Australia/UK)

Shadowfax  Sunrise To The End  (unreleased demo  c1973  Geelong, Aust)

Supernaut  Spies  (7"single 1978 Australia)

Deb Hyer  Bridge Over Troubled Water  ('One Man Band' LP 1973  US)

Norwood Boys Technical High School Fourth Year Elective Music Class 1969  In The Hall Of The Mountain King  ('Sounds Like Norwood' LP 1969  Adelaide, Aust)

Bucks Fizz  excerpts from "Bucks Fizz" LP (one-sided free promo single 1981)

Shower Scene From Psycho  Howzat  ('Exploding Hits' anthology CD 2009, rec 1985, Aust)

The Beastie Boys  Boomin' Granma  ('The Anthology: The Sounds Of Science' comp 1999, rec 1992 US)

The Actress  Good Job With Prospects  (7" single 1969 UK)

Peter & The Wolves  Smokey Wood Air  (unreleased acetate, rec 1968  UK)

Majamood  200 Million Red Ants  (7" single 1966 UK)

The Mariane  You Had Better Change Your Evil Ways  (7" single 1968 UK/US)

Arzachel (AKA Egg)   Garden Of Earthly Delights  (7" single 1969 UK)

Buddy Holly & The Hollies  Peggy Sue Got Married  ('Not Fade Away' tribute CD 1996 US/UK)

The Yankee Dollar  Reflections Of A Shattered Mind  ('Electric Coffee House' comp CD 2008, rec 1967 US)

The Black Angels  She's Not There  [Zombies cover]  (mp3 download only 2012  US)

Pinkerton's Assorted Colours  Will Ya?   (7" single B-side 1966 UK)

The Merseys  The Cat  (7" single 1966 UK)

The Happy Vegetable  Light On The Wall  (unreleased acetate 1967 US)

Evariste  Connais-Tu l'animal Qui Inventa Le Calcul Integral?   (7" single 1968 France)  

The Damned  White Rabbit  [Jefferson Airplane cover]  (7" single 1980 UK)

Fourmyula  Nature  (7" single 1969 NZ)

Apryl Fool  The Lost Mother Land (part 1)  ('Apryl Fool' LP 1969 Japan)

Golden Half  I Think I Love You  [Partridge Family cover]  ('Golden Half 2' LP c 1972 Japan)

Bodkin  Three Days After Death, Part 1  ('Bodkin' LP 1972 Scotland)

The Zoot  I'm Only Sleeping [Beatles cover]  ('The GTK Tapes Vol 1' comp CD 1994, rec 1971  Australia)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Technicolour Dreaming

 Thanks go out to fellow 3D Radio announcer Phil J. for so ably covering our absence last week while we were in Melbourne... we will get his playlist posted soon... but the break refreshed our enthusiasm for the music we play! The ‘Dig It Up!’ show was fabulous and inspired our choice for our new “Band of the Month” – Australian psych purveyors the Lovetones, who played an intimate, mesmerising set upstairs at the Palace Theatre. We began this week’s show with a long track from Wolfy & the Bat Cubs before later  moving on to the latest album by the Higher State, an orange vinyl single from the Black Angels, a Garden Path cover from the new album by the Molting Vultures and the debut EP from young Geelong outfit, the Murlocs, who feature Australian legend Broderick Smith’s son Ambrose on vocals and harmonica. From France, we heard Sheetah et les Weismullers, from Italy, Jennifer Gentle and from the UK there were the Horrors... throw in a psych-flavoured Bee Gees song, the sole single by Lotus from 1971, a classic from the Spikes plus many more and there you have it! The latest edition of Technicolour Dreaming on 3D Radio 93.7fm with your hosts, the Cat & the Brat.....
..... and here is the full playlist.....
Wolfy & the Bat Cubs – Guy Like Me      (‘Wolfy & the Bat Cubs’ cdEP 2012 Melbourne, Australia)
the Mynd Gardeners – Winter’s Dying     (‘The Acyd Raindrop Umbrella’ vinyl 7” EP Adelaide, Australia)
Lizard Train – Beauty Underground     (7” single 1987 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Frowning Clouds – All Night Long     (cd single 2011 Melbourne, Aust.)
the Murlocs – Delusional Blues     (‘the Murlocs’ cdEP Geelong, Aust.)
the Spikes – River of Love     (7” single 1986 Adelaide, Aust.)
the Higher State – Turn into Fall     (‘Freakout at the Gallery’ LP 2012 UK)
the Horrors – Dive-In     (‘Skying’ LP 2011 UK)
MGMT – Congratulations      (7”single 2010 USA)
Lenola – Sids     (‘Sounds from Psychedelphia’ compilation 1998 Philadelphia USA)
the Black Angels – Watch Out Boy     (7” single 2012 Texas, USA)
Paul Messis & Jessica Winters – Sunflower     (7”single 2012 UK)
Alison Gros – Naturally     (7” single 1970 Adelaide, Aust.)
Crosby, Stills & Nash – Pre-Road Downs     (‘Crosby, Stills & Nash’ LP 1969 USA)
Lotus – Lotus 1      (7” single 1971 Aust.)
Sheetah et les Weismullers – My Little Red Book [Love cover]     (‘Hola! Ye-Yeah!’ 2009 France)
the Intercontinental Playboys – Wham Bam Voodoo Wand     (‘Sonic Seducers’ 2005 Australia)
the Molting Vultures – Wear Black [Garden Path cover]     (‘Get On Board’ 2012 Adelaide, Aust.)
Jennifer Gentle – Take My Hand     (‘The Midnight Room’ 2007 Italy)
the Bee Gees – Idea     (‘Idea’ LP 1968 UK/Aust.)
the Lovetones – This Great Romance     (‘Lost’ 2010 Australia)    #
    #  ‘Band of the Month’    

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Obscured By...

 After the regular opening set of 60’s Australian rarities, we ventured off into space with Jim Keays and eventually ended with ‘Moondawn’, a slice of 70’s deutsche drone from Klaus Schultze... all very ethereal! Stuffed within these bookends however, we ventured, as usual, all over the place! Included was a track from Harvey Matusow, once named “America’s Most Hated Man” for his role in the McCarthy anti-communist witch-hunt of the ‘50s before reinventing himself as an avant-garde artiste and moving to the UK, hanging out with Yoko Ono, Warhol and Mailer etc (check out his story on wiki) and recording an LP. We also indulged our fondness for obscure compilations such as the ‘Sounds from Psychedelphia’ put out in the ‘90s by US label, Lounge Records, as well as some rarities made so by being ‘limited editions’, for example, the 7" orange vinyl single by the Black Angels and the 1979 Brian Sands EP featuring the Monkees cover... All brought to you by this week’s ‘DOTS’,  the Cat and the Brat.....
..... and here is the full playlist..... 

the Reverbs – Say Mama     (7”single b-side 1966 Tasmania, Australia)
the Syssys – Three Long Days     (unreleased acetate 1966 Adelaide, Australia – taken from ‘Big Beat Cellar Scene’ compilation 2010 Adelaide)
Ray Brown – That’s it, I quit, I’m movin’ on    (7”single b-side 1967 Australia)
Animation Unlimited – Big Bad Woman     (unreleased acetate 1966 Adelaide – taken from ‘Big Beat Cellar Scene’ comp.)
Lloyd’s World – Goodbye Goodbye     (7”single b-side 1968 Aust.)
1863 Establishment – Picture of a Girl     (7”single 1968 Aust.)
Toni McCann – My Baby     (7”single 1965 Brisbane, Aust.)
Jim Keays – Space Brothers     (‘Jim Keays as... The Boy From The Stars’ LP 1974 Aust.)
Three 4 Tens – I Feel Fine     (‘Sounds from Psychedelphia’ compilation 1998 Philadelphia, USA)
Harvey Matusow’s Jews Harp Band – Wet Socks     (‘War Between Fats and Thins’ LP 1969 USA/UK)
Soundpool – Do What You Love     (‘Just Like a Daydream’ compilation 2008 UK)
Agitation Free – A Quiet Walk     (‘2ND’  LP 1973 Germany)
the Flamin’ Groovies – Doctor Boogie     (‘Teenage Head’ LP 1971 USA)
the Black Angels – I’d Rather Be Lonely     (7”single 2012 Austin, Texas, USA)
the Higher State – These Things Take Time     (‘Freakout at the Gallery’ 2012 UK)
Roxy Music – Pyjamarama     (7”single 1972 UK)
801 – RongWrong     (rehearsal tape August, 1976 UK – released as bonus disc on ‘801 Live: Collector’s Edition’ 2010 UK)
the Plastics – Last Train to Clarkesville [Monkees cover]     (bonus 7”flexi-disc with their 1st LP 1979 Japan)
Brian Sands – Baby, You’re a Rich Man [Beatles cover]     (‘Reheated Chocolate Tangos’ 12” EP 1979 USA)
Gina X – Drive My Car [Beatles cover]     (12”single 1984 Germany)
Klaus Schultze – Floating     (‘Moondawn’ LP 1976 Germany)